Nov 16, 2016

Kerry announces Yemen cease-fire over objections of government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Yemen’s Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a cease-fire from Thursday as Washington presses for an end to the war before President Barack Obama leaves office. The internationally recognized ...

Seventh time lucky as Japan wins Asian Under-19 title

Oct 31, 2016

Seventh time lucky as Japan wins Asian Under-19 title

Japan was crowned Under-19 Asian champion for the first time on Sunday, beating Saudi Arabia 5-3 on penalties after 120 minutes failed to separate the sides in a 0-0 draw in the final at the Bahrain National Stadium. Koki Ogawa was Japan’s hero, scoring ...

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman: officials

Oct 21, 2016

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman: officials

Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials said, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials ...

Oct 19, 2016

Saudi prince executed for murder

A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi, official media reported, in a rare example of a ruling family member subjected to the death penalty. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir had ...